Bengaluru MPs spent more to quench city’s thirst: Report

The city MPs have spent 61 per cent of MPLAD funds within BBMP limits.

Published: 05th April 2019 07:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2019 07:54 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The three MPs who were elected in 2014 from the constituencies in Bengaluru have spent more money on water infrastructure from their MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds, said a Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) report on Thursday.

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Every year Rs 5 crore is allotted under MPLAD funds to each MP. “We have data  from all three seats for the last four years. A sum of Rs 60 crore has been allotted of which Rs 55.53 crore has been utilised. This comes to around 92% of utilisation,’’ Revathy Ashok, CEO, BPAC, said. The report also reveals that 25.98% of the total Rs 60 crore has been spent on drinking water and water related infrastructure, 12.62% on infrastructure development and 10.78% on public amenities.  The city MPs have spent 61% of MPLAD funds within BBMP limits. 

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